The Pull of the Stars

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A visceral, harrowing, and revelatory vision of life, death, and love in a time of pandemic. This novel is stunning — Emily St. John Mandel, author of Station Eleven

The Pull of the Stars has a fever dream-like quality . . . about as moving and absorbing as it gets ― Evening Standard

A timely, exquisite and unputdownable reminder of love and compassion — Rachel Joyce, author of The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry

Extraordinarily prescient ― Daily Telegraph

Emma Donoghue is one of our greatest living prose stylists . . . a must-read novel ― The Australian

The Pull of the Stars

Dublin, 1918. In a country doubly ravaged by war and disease, Nurse Julia Power works at an understaffed hospital in the city centre, where expectant mothers who have come down with an unfamiliar flu are quarantined together. Into Julia’s regimented world step two outsiders: Doctor Kathleen Lynn, on the run from the police, and a young volunteer helper, Bridie Sweeney.

In the darkness and intensity of this tiny ward, over the course of three days, these women change each other’s lives in unexpected ways. They lose patients to this baffling pandemic, but they also shepherd new life into a fearful world. With tireless tenderness and humanity, carers and mothers alike somehow do their impossible work.

About the Author

Born in Dublin in 1969, Emma Donoghue is an Irish emigrant twice over: she spent eight years in Cambridge, England, before moving to Canada’s London, Ontario. She is best known for her novels, which range from the historical (The WonderSlammerkinLife MaskThe Sealed Letter) to the contemporary (AkinStir-FryHoodLanding). Her international bestseller Room was a New York Times Best Book of 2010 and was a finalist for the Man Booker, Commonwealth, and Orange Prizes; her screen adaptation, directed by Lenny Abrahamson, was nominated for four Academy Awards.

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Weight 0.3 kg
Dimensions 12.8 × 2.6 × 19.7 cm

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